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04-27-2012 09:46 PM
I´ve becomed an gift from a friend in a form of an Pavilion Desktop PC.
The first problem is that I don't really know the Pavilion type of this one.
What's sure is that it is equipped with an
- MSI MS-7184 motherboard
- 2 GB RAM
- Radeon HD 6570 graphics and it has the
- BIOS ver. 3.48
- HP P/N: 5188-3246
Here is my second (big) problem with it:
I've buyed an OCZ Vertex 3 SSD hoping that I'll upgrading and boosting my WIN 7 Ultimate speed. Not my day .... it goes soooooo slooooow. I've tryed bothways, that is, copying the System partition to the new SSD, and new installing the WIN7 Ultimate on the SSD drive.
I've searched the net over SSD behaving slow issues and the only relevant things that I've found were that I have to enable the AHCI HDD access option in BIOS, option that I don't have in my BIOS.
Any help aprecciated!!!
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04-28-2012 05:05 PM - edited 04-28-2012 05:26 PM
Please post the HP product number for the PC.
Do you know what firmware level your Vertex 3 is running? Firmware version 2.22 is the latest. If your firmware is 2.06 of lower then you must update incrementally. I wouldn't update the firmware if you should decide to return the SSD. See my below information.
I believe that the MSI motherboard only has SATA I which is very slow for a VERTEX 3 which to run at full performance. Frankly, I am surprised that the VERTEX 3 even runs on a SATA I port as many SATA III SSDs will not run on a SATA I port. Review this OCZ VERTEX 3 document.
You might want to see if you can return and exchange the SSD for another that is backwards compatible to SATA I. Perhaps the Vertex-2 or Agility-2 would run better for your needs.
05-03-2012 11:51 PM
you can chek if the alignment is off this will influence the performance. download a AS SS if it says bad then you have to align it correctly.
05-04-2012 01:52 PM - edited 05-04-2012 01:53 PM
The Vertex 3 doesn't need alignment. Even a secure erase is not going to solve the issue with a SATA 1 motherboard.
05-04-2012 03:00 PM - edited 05-04-2012 03:03 PM
Thank you all for your interest!
I've find the bottleneck. It was the new graphic card that I've buyed/installed in the same day.
It was an HIS PCIe v.2.1 ATI HD 6570 Silence, 1024MB GDDR3 that needs also an 400W power source .
My motherboard is equipped with an PCIe v.1.1 and the system has an 300W power source.
Removed the new grafic card, put back the old one - all fixed.
After installing from scratch the WIN7 Ultimate + some software, there is an 27,4GB free, left on SSD.
I'll upload the printscreens of the tests made with the Vertex 3 SSD.
I have to say that I'm satisfied with the new system speed although I know that this ssd can do a lot better.
Thank you again for the good advices (I will upgrade the SSD firmware later this evening).